Comfort Cory Borden, Mother of Thomas Wix Borden

  • Unidentified, Comfort Cory Borden, Mother of Thomas Wix Borden, ca. 1820, watercolor on paper, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Bequest of Mary Elizabeth Spencer, 1999.27.72.1

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Comfort Cory Borden (Mrs. John Borden) sat for the artist in a brown dress with a high lace collar. The muted background emphasizes her fashionable jewelry and hairstyle, suggesting the lady’s refinement and wealth.

Title
Comfort Cory Borden, Mother of Thomas Wix Borden
Artist
Date
ca. 1820
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
image (oval): 3 11/16 x 2 11/16 in. (9.4 x 6.8 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Bequest of Mary Elizabeth Spencer

Mediums
Mediums Description
watercolor on paper
Classifications
Keywords
  • Portrait female – Borden, Comfort Cory – bust
  • Dress – accessory – jewelry
  • Dress – accessory – fan
Object Number
1999.27.72.1
Palette
Linked Open Data
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